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“Quaint”

Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Kipahulu
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Owner description: Where Charles Lindbergh is buried.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Quaint”
Reviewed 24 March 2012 via mobile

The church was locked so we couldn't get inside. But the setting was gorgeous. Huge beautiful trees; and very interesting grave sites. Wish we could have gone inside.

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Sun City, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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“Charles Lindbergh's Grave Site the end of a journey”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Go out past Hana south about 8 miles to mile marker #41, turn is almost hidden on the left. The Palapala Ho'omau Church and grave site are on the ocean side of the highway. This church is famous as the first building to meet the sunrise on Maui, but to time it is hard if staying anywhere but Hana. The grave site and church are absolutely Gorgeous! The whole vista is surreal to look out over the ocean from his grave reflecting on what he did for us is a truely peaceful moment within our vacation. The world as we know it would not be here if not for Lindy, he did open the skies to us. Think about how Lucky Lindy was able to be able find this place for a final resting place is as unbeivable as the reat of his life. My father-in-law pass away several years back one of his final wise's was to find and visit Lindberghs grave. He had follow the Lindbergh story his whole life. Had numerous books, letters, pictures about him. So for my wife this was kind of a finally close the book for her dad. Many of you only know about his famous flight, but before taking this journey to his grave site try reading a little more about this man and his whole life. What a journey it most have been. While there be sure and stop and smell the flowers. In our fast and furious life style we sometimes forget!

Visited December 2010
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Jupiter, Fl
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“The other side of Maui”
Reviewed 30 November 2010

After traveling the road to Hana we stopped to have a look at Lindbergs grave site and we all were in awe of the place. What a quiet,beautiful and peaceful place he chose to rest. The whole area of Kipahulu was such a treat if you want to get off the beaten path its a day well spent. We kept on going all the way around Haleakala and what a ride that was in our mini van. One lane dirt road along the ocean and finally ending up in the Up country. Fantastic day had by all of us

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Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“a gorgeous spot to reflect for a moment”
Reviewed 17 February 2008

This is an absolutely GORGEOUS spot, but it is also a good place to stop and reflect for a moment. Today the world is open to exploration by ordinary people in a way unimaginable when Lindberg made his famous solo crossing of the Atlantic in 1927. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those early pioneers who pushed forward flight technology and then went on to map out routes that covered the world. This is a good place to stop for a minute, listen to the quiet sounds of the distant ocean, and think about how incredibly fortunate you are to be able to get to this place.

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kernersville, nc
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Nice Place”
Reviewed 21 August 2007

July 2007 - use the Maui Revealed book to find this place. If you are coming from Hana - the left had turn is kind of hidden. Just be watching for it with the mile markers. It is a pretty spot - not much else there though. It is worth a stop. Take the book's advice and from his grave (if you are facing it) walk to your right, through the little grassy area. Go to the far left corner and tnjoy the view. I have a excellent picture but its large than 2mb.

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